• Wholesale club helps military during shutdown

    by  • October 4, 2013

    In response to dozens of domestic commissaries shutting down Wednesday as a part of the government shutdown, Sam’s Club has decided to help out the affected communities and military members. In appreciation for the service that military personnel provide, Sam’s Club locations near military bases will waive membership requirements for military personnel, retirees and...

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    Illinois auto dealers overcoming recession lows

    by  • October 3, 2013

    Illinois auto dealers seem to have shaken off the effects of the recession, as car sales continue to increase. According to the Commission on Government Financing and Accountability (COGFA), which provides fiscal data for the Illinois General Assembly, new car sales across the state are already up 8 percent through September. That could put...

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    TV pitchman may avoid jail due to gov’t shutdown

    by  • October 3, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — A television pitchman accused of pushing false information during his late-night infomercials could avoid jail because of the government shutdown. The Federal Trade Commission sued Kevin Trudeau, alleging he made misleading statements about his weight-loss books. Trudeau says he’s unable to pay a $37 million judgment, and the FTC wants him...

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    Pension deal uncertain as Ill. veto session nears

    by  • October 3, 2013

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A proposed solution to Illinois’ historic $100 million pension crisis is hanging in the balance as the state Legislature’s October veto session approaches. Key Democrats on a pension panel are pushing a plan to save the state $138 billion over the next 30 years, but Republican lawmakers want a number...

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